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TV Filming

TV Filming


Kacem Gasmi


From: 01/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Category: Photography and Creativity skills

7200QAR / 1973USD



At least the general certificate of education and preferably a degree

Course Description

The cameraman is usually referred to as a camera operator who uses motion pictures to shoot an event or produce a TV drama, a documentary, a news or sports program. This means that the shooting locations are multiple and could be inside or outside the studio. Besides, the cameraman should be used to the working conditions in the digital media and IT. But despite the multiplicity of disciplines in which the cameraman has to work, they all converge in one skill, mastering the visual language or understanding the visual composition in order to express feelings and contents. Hence, this session has been designed to understand the fundamentals and principles of TV filming, develop the visual sense, enhance the special skills and unleash creativity while filming.

Course Objective

At the end of the session, participants should:
- Understand the operating systems of the different cameras and their parts
- Know the fundamentals of the TV filming
- Assimilate the visual language and composition and their aesthetical and drama concepts
- Perceive the importance of the relationship of the cameraman with the director, the editor and the light designer

Course Outline

• Theoretical and technical concepts
- The TV working environment and the position of the cameraman in this environment
- The concept of photography and the motion picture and their link to reality
- Concept of the visual language
- The relationship between the cameraman, the director and the light designer
- Planning and management of the shooting
- Types of cameras and its composition (camera parts and function of each one of them)
- Concept of white balance and the color temperature and their impact on the picture
- Focus, sharpness and distance and their effects

• Aesthetical and drama concepts of filming
- The visual elements and rules of visual composition and their relation with the cognitive theory
- Types, sizes and angles of shooting and their functions in terms of aesthetics, editing and drama
- Changing the focus and its drama effect on the picture
- Aesthetical concept of lighting and its relation with the visual composition

• Shooting and lighting inside and outside the studio
- Introduction to the concept of internal and external lighting and the difference between them
- Artificial and natural lighting and the difference between them
- Shooting and lighting an interview with multiple cameras in the studio
- Shooting an external sequence or an interview with natural lighting

Course Benefits

A graduation certificate accredited by Aljazeera Media Institute.